Postcards from the Zoo

Product Number: EB00631486
Released: Jan 20, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780730450757
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Description

25 years of animal tales. In May 1975 at the age of 30, Darill Clements answered an advertisement in the Sydney Morning Herald for a Public Relations Assistant at taronga Zoo. After confessing in the interview that she had no interest in animals whatsoever she had never owned a pet in her life Darill was more than surprised when she was offered the job. In Postcards from the Zoo, Darill now a self-confessed 'animal nutter' reflects on a quarter of a century of behind-the-scenes life at taronga Zoo in Sydney and Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo. Written from Darill's very personal perspective, we are introduced to Mary the husband-beating gibbon, the Giant Panda who enjoyed horror movies, a condor called Diablo who changed his name to Bruce, the Koalas who packed their pouches for Japan, Lulu the chimp who loves fireworks and many more amazing creatures. Postcards from the Zoois an evocative and inspiring chronicle and is essential reading for all animal-lovers. 25 years of animal tales. In May 1975 at the age of 30, Darill Clements answered an advertisement in the Sydney Morning Herald for a Public Relations Assistant at taronga Zoo. After confessing in the interview that she had no interest in animals whatsoever ?he had never owned a pet in her life ?arill was more than surprised when she was offered the job. In Postcards from the Zoo, Darill ?ow a self-confessed '91animal nutter'91 ?eflects on a quarter of a century of behind-the-scenes life at taronga Zoo in Sydney and Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo. Written from Darill'91s very personal perspective, we are introduced to Mary the husband-beating gibbon, the Giant Panda who enjoyed horror movies, a condor called Diablo who changed his name to Bruce, the Koalas who packed their pouches for Japan, Lulu the chimp who loves fireworks and many more amazing creatures. Postcards from the Zoois an evocative and inspiring chronicle and is essential reading for all animal-lovers.

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Author(s): Darill Clements
Genre: Science
Original Publish Date: Oct 01, 2010

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